Liberal psychologist says that conservatives are more in touch with human reality and human needs than liberals
Liberal psychologists (and are there any other kind?) have a virtual industry which is always busy at work pumping out the latest scientific finding that conservatives are less intelligent, less creative, less psychologically balanced, less adaptable, more fearful, more rigid, more prejudiced, more ignorant, and—let’s face it—less human than liberals. The clear message of this continuing flow of articles and books is that the human race would be a lot better off if conservatives didn’t exist. So what follows is a sort of man-bites-dog story.
Julian C. writes from New Zealand:
I found this interview with psychologist Jonathon Haidt about his forthcoming book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.” It’s an attempt to document the cultural divide in America, connecting it to the differences in moral psychology between people on the right and left.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 28, 2012 01:40 PM | Send